I’m Whitney Dyer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of the private practice, OCD and Anxiety Recovery, LLC.
I am dedicated to providing upstanding care that values empirical research and a strong therapeutic relationship.
I consider myself an exposure-oriented clinician.
I believe in helping my clients realize their untapped potential.
I use the gold-standard approach for OCD, Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP).
I integrate this with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Existential/Humanistic theories.
I am also trauma-informed and am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I am equipped to treat an array of mental disturbances; however, specialize in OCD and anxiety-related disorders-including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Phobias.
I have experience working within the private practice venue as well as psychiatric hospitals.
Prior to private practice, I facilitated therapeutic services among multidisciplinary teams where I learned the value of diversified perspectives concerning conceptualizing mental health disorders.
I am passionate about staying abreast of contemporary scientific findings pertaining to psychotherapy.
I received my Master of Social Work from Texas Christian University and am actively completing my Doctorate of Social Work at The University of Kentucky, where I am studying OCD and ERP.
In service of bolstering ERP efficacy, I am focusing on examining the impacts of using self-compassion strategies adjunctly with ERP.
Individuals with anxiety are among the most kind-hearted, compassionate, and hardworking people I’ve encountered.
I find it a privilege to devote my efforts to supporting this population. I came by it honestly; therefore, my empathy is abundant.